Biography: Weihua Zhuang is a University Professor and a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Wireless Communication Networks at University of Waterloo, Canada. Her research focuses on network architecture, algorithms and protocols, and service provisioning in future communication systems. She was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology from 2007 to 2013, General Co-Chair of 2021 IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China (ICCC), Technical Program Chair/Co-Chair of 2017/2016 IEEE VTC Fall, and Technical Program Symposia Chair of 2011 IEEE Globecom. She is the President and an elected member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. Dr. Zhuang is a Fellow of the IEEE, Royal Society of Canada, Canadian Academy of Engineering, and Engineering Institute of Canada.
Title: Space-Air-Ground Integrated Networks for Vehicular Applications
Abstract: Space-air-ground integrated networks are envisioned to be an important element in the future 6G network infrastructure, to support diverse new use cases and to meet strict service quality requirements. In this presentation, we will provide an overview on challenges and opportunities of space-air-ground integrated networks, discuss potential approaches to the network operation and management, including network virtualization and applications of machine learning, and highlight some ideas and preliminary studies for vehicular applications.